ERIC Number: ED349914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Improving State and Campus Environments for Quality and Diversity: A Self-Assessment.
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; And Others
This guide provides information for policy leaders who need to develop or revise action plans aimed at improving learning environments for an increasingly diverse student clientele. The self-assessment is organized into three sections. The first section introduces the self-assessment, defines key terms, discusses the conceptual framework that organizes the questions, and provides suggestions for using information from the assessment. The second section includes four sets of questions that state and campus officials can use to collect and organize information about the impact of state policies and practices on campus efforts to improve quality and diversity. The final section presents 12 sets of questions that are designed to help campus leaders collect and organize information about the impact of campus policies and practices on the learning environment as it is experienced by faculty and students. Appendices include lists of other publications and resources, a sample survey format, and a 1990 list of the members of the National Task Force for Minority Achievement in Higher Education. Contains a 10-item bibliography. (GLR)
Descriptors: Admission (School), College Students, Cultural Differences, Data Collection, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Higher Education, Information Sources, Institutional Evaluation, Outreach Programs, Policy Formation, Politics of Education, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Colleges, State Universities, Student Improvement, Surveys
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 (Order No. MP-92-1: $6.50 plus $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; Aetna Life and Casualty Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.